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    Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as assistant secretary of the navy. One page, 8" x 10.5", December 23, 1897, Washington, on Navy Department stationery. Written to Morris Klein of New York. Contains one handwritten sentence in Roosevelt's hand. With some separation at the folds; near fine. Attractively framed and matted with a likeness of Roosevelt to an overall size of 25" x 17".

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    Roosevelt, a naval historian from an early age, was appointed assistant secretary of the navy by President McKinley in 1897. Even though he served only one year, he was instrumental in increasing the strength of the U.S. Navy before the Spanish-American War. This letter reads in part: "I have received your letter of the 21st, enclosing the discharge of T. J. Hannifin which your friend found, and I will endeavor to locate Hannifin and return the discharge to him." The handwritten sentence, located above the signature, reads, "I am very much obliged for your thoughtfulness."

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